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Sign and spread the statement "It's Right To Protest Murder by Police."  
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April 5th 8:30 AM Court Support #A14 Criminal Court Building; 210 W. Temple St., downtown Los Angeles, 7th Floor, Department 56

It's Right to Protest Murder by Police!

Demand Criminal Charges Targeting April 14 Protestors be Dropped Call Mike Feuer (213-978-8100), L.A. City Attorney, Today

April 5th 8:30 AM Court Support #A14 Criminal Court Building; 210 W. Temple St., downtown Los Angeles, 7th Floor, Department 56

Endorse this Statement

It's Right to Protest Murder by Police!

Demand Criminal Charges Targeting April 14 Protestors be Dropped

Call Mike Feuer (213-978-8100), L.A. City Attorney, Today 

On April 14, 2015, 1000 people in Los Angeles protested to STOP murder by police. At LAPD headquarters, a broad range of speakers, and hundreds of high school students, exposed the epidemic of police murder and called for it to stop, now! ~ and then took the streets. Business as usual was shut down in downtown Los Angeles that day. The march went to the site of Brother Africa's murder by the LAPD on skid row and culminated on Washington Blvd, where protestors rightfully took the intersection of Washington and Main and Washington and Broadway. The MTA train was stopped. There was major media coverage of the event. The protest occurred in conjunction with 30 other cities in the U.S. on April 14: #ShutDownA14 ~ Stop Police Terror!

There was a permit for this April 14 protest and march and for the culminating rally on Washington Blvd. The LAPD, stung by this "retaking of the political offensive" and the largest protest in LA since late 2014, arrested 15 people (before the permit "disband time" of 6pm). 13 were charged with "trespassing on railroad property" (the Metro railway), "refusing to comply with an order by police" and "malicious obstruction of the free movement of people on a street or public place." Outrageously, 3 were convicted in late 2014 in a trial where the judge worked hand-in-glove with the prosecution to convict the defendants. Seven others face trial in April 2016.

The arrests, charges and prosecution of these protestors is part of an operation by the authorities, in Los Angeles and nationwide, to criminalize and derail protests versus murder by police - the national upsurge since Ferguson - and to intimidate and criminalize the people and organizations that have been steadfast in their opposition to the genocidal onslaught of police murders here and around the country.

Since the year 2000, police have shot more than 1300 people in L.A. County alone! Thousands more have been killed by police nationwide during this time period. Yet, since 2000, not one single criminal prosecution has been brought by L.A. County "prosecutors" against the police for these shootings. But, here, people righteously and consciously organizing and protesting to stop these police shootings and murders in Los Angeles, and thousands more nationwide, are criminally targeted and face up to 3 years in jail if convicted at trial. This cannot be allowed to happen. And you are needed!

Right now, the LA City Attorney's office is withholding relevant material (discovery) that would show an unconstitutional bias driving efforts to criminalize protests and protestors who have been acting to expose and stop murder by police, especially since Ferguson, including the A14 defendants. The L.A. City Attorney, LAPD and other law enforcement agencies need to turn over that material. And the City of Los Angeles prosecutors must drop the charges on the April 14 protestors.

On Tuesday, February 29 at 8:30am, be in court with the defendants. February 29 is an important pre-trial "discovery hearing" in Court 56, 7th Floor, Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, 210 W. Temple, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

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Defend Freedom fighters -

Sign and spread the statement "It's Right To Protest Murder by Police."  
download statement poster pdf

April 5th 8:30 AM Court Support #A14 Criminal Court Building; 210 W. Temple St., downtown Los Angeles, 7th Floor, Department 56

It's Right to Protest Murder by Police!

Demand Criminal Charges Targeting April 14 Protestors be Dropped Call Mike Feuer (213-978-8100), L.A. City Attorney, Today

April 5th 8:30 AM Court Support #A14 Criminal Court Building; 210 W. Temple St., downtown Los Angeles, 7th Floor, Department 56

Endorse this Statement

It's Right to Protest Murder by Police!

Demand Criminal Charges Targeting April 14 Protestors be Dropped

Call Mike Feuer (213-978-8100), L.A. City Attorney, Today 

On April 14, 2015, 1000 people in Los Angeles protested to STOP murder by police. At LAPD headquarters, a broad range of speakers, and hundreds of high school students, exposed the epidemic of police murder and called for it to stop, now! ~ and then took the streets. Business as usual was shut down in downtown Los Angeles that day. The march went to the site of Brother Africa's murder by the LAPD on skid row and culminated on Washington Blvd, where protestors rightfully took the intersection of Washington and Main and Washington and Broadway. The MTA train was stopped. There was major media coverage of the event. The protest occurred in conjunction with 30 other cities in the U.S. on April 14: #ShutDownA14 ~ Stop Police Terror!

There was a permit for this April 14 protest and march and for the culminating rally on Washington Blvd. The LAPD, stung by this "retaking of the political offensive" and the largest protest in LA since late 2014, arrested 15 people (before the permit "disband time" of 6pm). 13 were charged with "trespassing on railroad property" (the Metro railway), "refusing to comply with an order by police" and "malicious obstruction of the free movement of people on a street or public place." Outrageously, 3 were convicted in late 2014 in a trial where the judge worked hand-in-glove with the prosecution to convict the defendants. Seven others face trial in April 2016.

The arrests, charges and prosecution of these protestors is part of an operation by the authorities, in Los Angeles and nationwide, to criminalize and derail protests versus murder by police - the national upsurge since Ferguson - and to intimidate and criminalize the people and organizations that have been steadfast in their opposition to the genocidal onslaught of police murders here and around the country.

Since the year 2000, police have shot more than 1300 people in L.A. County alone! Thousands more have been killed by police nationwide during this time period. Yet, since 2000, not one single criminal prosecution has been brought by L.A. County "prosecutors" against the police for these shootings. But, here, people righteously and consciously organizing and protesting to stop these police shootings and murders in Los Angeles, and thousands more nationwide, are criminally targeted and face up to 3 years in jail if convicted at trial. This cannot be allowed to happen. And you are needed!

Right now, the LA City Attorney's office is withholding relevant material (discovery) that would show an unconstitutional bias driving efforts to criminalize protests and protestors who have been acting to expose and stop murder by police, especially since Ferguson, including the A14 defendants. The L.A. City Attorney, LAPD and other law enforcement agencies need to turn over that material. And the City of Los Angeles prosecutors must drop the charges on the April 14 protestors.

On Tuesday, February 29 at 8:30am, be in court with the defendants. February 29 is an important pre-trial "discovery hearing" in Court 56, 7th Floor, Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, 210 W. Temple, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

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